L-R: Residente, Ricky Martin & Bad Bunny perform at the 2019 Latin GRAMMYs
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2020 Latin GRAMMYs Viewer's Guide: Here's How, When & Where To Watch The Biggest Night In Latin Music Live!
We're just two days away from the 21st Latin GRAMMY Awards, airing Thurs., Nov. 19, a night guaranteed to be filled with great music, big wins and touching speeches. Just like everything in 2020, things will look a little different at this year's awards show in order to ensure the safety of the artists and everyone involved. With the theme "Music Makes Us Human," the reimagined show will primarily take place in Miami, along with performances from multiple cities around the world
And even without a red carpet and live audience, there are a lot of exciting things ahead. GRAMMY.com has you covered on how and when to tune into the Biggest Night in Latin Music and what special moments to watch.
Latin GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony & First-Ever Brazilian Premiere Ceremony
It will be hosted by actress, singer and entrepreneur Jackie Cruz and will feature performances by 2020 Latin GRAMMY nominees Gina Chavez, Kurt, Naike Ponce and Daniel Santacruz. Gaby Moreno and Lupita Infante, also nominated this year, will be among the award presenters.
For the first time ever, the Brazilian premiere ceremony, presented in Portuguese, will award all of the Portuguese-language categories. This exciting new Brazilian ceremony, which will livestream at 5 p.m. EST / 2 p.m. PST / 7 p.m. (Brasília) on the Latin GRAMMYs Facebook page, follows the Spanish-language premiere ceremony. Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro will host the show, which will include performances from 2020 nominees Melim and Emicida with Marcos Valle.
How To Tune Into The 2020 Latin GRAMMY Awards
The 2020 Latin GRAMMYs will air on Univision on Thurs., Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. ET / PT (7 p.m. CT). The broadcast will also air on TNT (cable) at 7 p.m. (MEX) / 8 p.m. (COL) / 10 p.m. (ARG/CHI), and on Televisa on Channel 5. Univision can be streamed on most devices where you watch TV, including Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast, computers and smartphones. For more information on how to access it, visit tv.univision.com.
Who Will Be Hosting & Performing?
Indigenous actress Yalitza Aparicio and singers Carlos Rivera and Ana Brenda will be hosting the star-studded broadcast, which will also feature many exciting performances in addition to the select awards presented.
As this will be the first time the show is not held in a singular location, viewers will take a virtual trip around the globe to visit some of the biggest artists in Latin music. Representing Mexican regional music, Alejandro Fernández, Christian Nodal and Calibre 50 will perform from Guadalajara, while Argentinians Fito Páez and Nathy Peluso will share music live from their capital, Buenos Aires. Elsewhere, José Luis Perales will perform from Madrid, Spain, Puerto Rican sensation Bad Bunny will sing from San Juan and Brazilian superstar Anitta will beam in from Rio de Janeiro.
There will also be very special tribute performance to celebrate five Latin music icons. Natalia Jiménez and Carlos Rivera will celebrate Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, while Lupita Infante joins Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández to commemorate her grandfather, Mexican actor/ranchera singer Pedro Infante. Dominican Americans Leslie Grace and Prince Royce come together to celebrate the legacy of Dominican superstar Juan Luis Guerra, and Juanes will honor Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, a.k.a. the King. Puerto Rican salsa legend Héctor Lavoe—El Cantante—will receive a lively tribute from Rauw Alejandro, Ivy Queen, Víctor Manuelle, Ricardo Montaner and Jesús Navarro.
But wait, there's more! J Balvin, Ricky Martin, Carla Morrison, José Luis Perales, Camilo, Anuel AA, Marc Anthony, Pedro Capó, Julio Reyes Copello, Alex Cuba, Kany García, Guaynaa, Los Tigres del Norte, Víctor Manuelle, Ricardo Montaner, Debi Nova, Raquel Sofía and Sebastián Yatra will also perform.
Additionally, Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull, will honor the tireless frontline workers keeping us safe during the COVID-19 pandemic in a newly announced special performance at the 2020 Latin GRAMMYs. Frontline workers, including nurses and firefighters, will join the performance as part of his live band.